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Date: 12/09/12 07:52
UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: masterphots

1. 44-ton 903999 at Pocatello, ID 7-21-61

2. Cab unit 620 at Council Bluffs, IA 6/63 Ken Crist original. These were in Erie paint originally and were test beds for features that were on the U25B, when GE got into producing road units for the domestic market. And we know how that turned out.

3. Turbine #50 at Cima, CA when brand new. UPRR photo








Date: 12/09/12 08:28
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: valmont

"UP...Some Obscure GE units"

They sure are! Gotta love the 620's 'washboard' look!



Date: 12/09/12 08:41
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: wmfan3798

OK I'll ask, anyone have any idea why the 44tonner has a six digit number?


ernie



Date: 12/09/12 08:51
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: africansteam

wmfan3798 Wrote:
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> OK I'll ask, anyone have any idea why the 44tonner
> has a six digit number?


She was assigned to MOW service. See: http://utahrails.net/all-time/slugs-misc-index.php

Cheers,
Jack



Date: 12/09/12 09:27
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: chatnoir

masterphots Wrote:

> 2. Cab unit 620 at Council Bluffs, IA 6/63 Ken
> Crist original. These were in Erie paint
> originally and were test beds for features that
> were on the U25B, when GE got into producing road
> units for the domestic market. And we know how
> that turned out.

Given that a GE designer styled the PA/FA, I'm surprised these didn't get a little more of a nose treatment than they did. Great to see colour shots of these as they don't surface very often.

James Adeney



Date: 12/09/12 10:28
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: DavidP

valmont Wrote:
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>
> They sure are! Gotta love the 620's 'washboard'
> look!

Interestingly GE carried that over to the U30CGs they built for ATSF in the '60's.

Dave



Date: 12/09/12 11:32
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: TipsyMcStagger

In pic#1, anyone know what engine that is behind and to the right of the 44-tonner?



Date: 12/09/12 12:11
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: Cjcheely

Hello

Neat stuff, photo three of #50, I dont think thats cima it looks more like kelso down the hill.

Chris



Date: 12/09/12 12:26
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: fbe

TipsyMcStagger Wrote:
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> In pic#1, anyone know what engine that is behind
> and to the right of the 44-tonner?

That would seem to be an F3 with the rear access door open and UP installed filters in the carbody. The dark stuff over the grey roof is part of a building in the background.

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Date: 12/09/12 12:31
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: Evan_Werkema

fbe Wrote:

> That would seem to be an F3 with the rear access
> door open and UP installed filters in the carbody.

...or an F9Am rebuilt from an F3:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/up/up507.jpg



Date: 12/09/12 13:10
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: UPNW2-1083

What was the model designation of the 620?-BMT



Date: 12/09/12 13:18
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: Evan_Werkema

UPNW2-1083 Wrote:

> What was the model designation of the 620?

The designation usually given is UM20B.

http://www.utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-08.php#um20-620



Date: 12/09/12 13:49
Re: UP...Some Obscure GE units
Author: masterphots

That is an F3 behind the 44 tonner. I'd post but late getting to the airport. Will do later.
Re the turbine, the slide is from a 4x5 color negative the UP loaned to me many many years ago and the sleeve said Cima so I put that on the slide. I agree, it looks more like Kelso, not that I'd visited there back then.



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